Couple of thoughts

Oct 8, 2010 at 3:32 PM
Edited Oct 8, 2010 at 3:37 PM

The things that struck me immediately were the lack of 'uninstall' in the UI and also the lack of a hyper link to the project pages.

It would also be nice to see the license type and a link to the license somewhere. I see no reason not to include commercial software either, as long as the license (and cost?) is explained. It would also be nice to search via the license type. In fact you could go one step further and enable software purchase through the UI ......

Besides all that it's completely brilliant!

Oct 8, 2010 at 3:54 PM

Uninstalling the in the UI didn't make the prototype, but we have an issue to track adding it:

Package authors can already specify a license link, and I think we have an issue to display it at all times (right now, we only display it when the user is required to accept the license). If not, I'll create an issue for that, too.

You'll notice that some of the packages in the default feed right now are not OSS (SQL CE, for example).

Oct 8, 2010 at 3:57 PM

Added for always displaying a link to the license when the package author provides a license URL.

Oct 8, 2010 at 4:01 PM


Oct 8, 2010 at 4:23 PM

We have implemented the Uninstall button, and Updates too for the dialog UI in the main branch (after ctp1)

Oct 8, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Note that if you build yourself, you can try out the very latest today!